What

  • arrow_forward An after school coding class for grade 5-7 students. The class will run from Jan 6, 2020 to Jun 15, 2020 following the school calendar (total 20 sessions).
  • arrow_forward In this first year the focus will be on learning the basic building blocks of programming. Which will include intro to web programming (HTML and CSS) and advance app/game development using JavaScript.
  • arrow_forward By the end of the year the students will be able to create a website and a web based interactive app/game. See demo to see what students can make.
  • arrow_forward The entire program is planned to span three years. If a student wishes to continue, the year 2 will focus on higher level programming using Python and the year 3 will allow the student to choose an elective such as Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, VR/AR, full stack development, etc. to explore career interests.

Who

  • arrow_forwardStudents:
    • check The first year is primarily designed for grade 5-7 students.
    • check Higher grade students will be considered provided they can come to Walnut Road Elementary in time.
    • check Grade 4 students with a sibling who is doing the class or who are really keen to learn programming will be considered as well.
  • arrow_forwardInstructor: The class will be taught by Nikhil Bhardwaj who has over 18 years of experience (8 year in post-secondary teaching and 10 years in the software industry). Nikhil currently teaches at Douglas College and also teaches a grad course at BCIT once a year. Nikhil was a member of Canadian Army Reserves and as part of that, under the cadets program, he also has experience working with youth.

Why

  • send Most big names in tech started coding early.

  • send Give your kids the same advantage as private schools. Most competitive private schools include coding into their curriculum from grade 4 onwards.
  • send Majority of the new STEM jobs are in computing, yet computer science is not available until very late in high school. Other science subjects are introduced early and gradually. It makes sense to learn computer science early too.
  • send Coding knowledge provides a competitive advantage when applying to colleges, internships, and jobs.
  • send Helps your child explore their interests early so that they can make an informed choice in high school and beyond.
  • send Improves logical thinking and creativity.
  • send Improves problem solving skills and persistence.
  • send Coding helps children learn how to have fun with math.
  • send Calixio is a social enterprise, we are driven by community and not profit. Hence the costs, on per hour basis, are comparable to most other extracurricular activities. We also offer limited need based scholarships.

Where, When and How

  • arrow_forward Walnut Road Elementary
  • arrow_forward In class - Mondays 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM (Students will bring their laptop with them)
  • arrow_forward Start Date: January 6, 2020; End Date: June 15, 2020 (20 Sessions)
  • arrow_forwardWe will follow the school calendar so no class on Feb 17, March 16 & 23, Apr 13, May 18
  • arrow_forward Online - Rest of the week. No special hardware/software needed, the only requirement is a laptop (Chromebook, Windows, or Mac) with Chrome browser. Investing in an affordable (under $300) dedicated Chromebook for your son or daughter is the recommended option. Please ask if you need help deciding.
  • arrow_forward The teaching will be based on a hands-on problem solving method. On the sideline the students will also work on a project and we will habve two demo days where the parents will be invited and the students will showcase what they have built. At home, students will have access to the material and will be provided guidance so that they continue to learn at home.

How Much

$250/ monthstar

First payment of $500 + GST at enrollment to cover first and last month, then $250 per month until May 2020 (4 installments).
star The per month amount is averaged out for simplicity. The actual cost of $1500 is based on planned 20 face to face in class sessions and 24 weeks online acceess to the program.

  • warning Currently the class is limited to approximately 20 students ONLY!
  • timer Apply early to ensure a spot.
  • group Sibling of a student gets 20% discount.
  • school Limited need based scholarships available.